How To Stretch The Truth In A Speech

When a speaker has to exaggerate, they need to do it correctly

As speakers we are expected to be able to use the importance of public speaking and deliver information to our audience. They have come to listen to us and, with a little bit of luck, learn something new that they can put to work in their lives. What this means for us is that we … Read more

Secrets To Moderating A Panel Session

The best panel sessions are the ones where good ideas are exchanged

The best panel sessions are the ones where good ideas are exchangedImage Credit: NHS Confederation As speakers, we are seen as being skillful at all types of speeches. Although we may generally see speaking as writing a speech and then getting up on a stage and delivering that speech, it turns out that due to … Read more

How Speakers Can Create Killer Presentations

Speakers have limited time, we need to make our presentations work

Let’s face it – when we give a speech, we don’t want to go in there defenseless. If it was just going to be us standing on a stage talking with an audience, we’d all feel rather exposed. To provide ourselves with a sense of cover, we often show up with a deck of slides … Read more

How To Host A Panel Session That Won’t Put Your Audience To Sleep

Your panel sessions have to be interesting or else...

The next time that you are asked to host a panel session, are you going to be ready? We all understand the importance of public speaking and as speakers what we need to do in order to both grab and then keep the attention of our audience. However, with a panel session, even if you … Read more

What Do You Do When You Are The Emcee?

What do you need to do when you are running the show?

As public speakers, we are not always called on to give a speech. Sometimes, because of our public speaking skills and the importance of public speaking, we’ll be called on to run an event where other people will be speaking. In these cases we’ll be playing the role of the master of ceremonies or an … Read more

What Does Humor Look Like In A Speech?

Speakers need to remember that jokes can take many different forms

Speakers understand that if they really want to connect with their audience, they need to find ways to make them laugh during their speech. By doing this, a connection between the speaker and the audience will be created and this will open your audience up to hearing what you are trying to tell them and … Read more

Fast Ways To Jump-Start Your Speech Writing Process

Sometimes we all need a little help to get things started

This has pretty much happened to all of us at one time or another. We’ve agreed to give a speech and eventually we sit down to write the speech and then bang – nothing comes into our mind. We draw a blank. We might know what we’ve been asked to talk about, we might know … Read more

How To Be A Master Of Ceremonies

Being a master of ceremonies is a different type of public speaking

Not every speech that we will give will be the same. There will be times when you are called on to speak in public where the people running the show won’t actually want you to give a speech. Instead what they are going to want to you do is to act as the master of … Read more

You Can Give A Dynamic Group Presentation

Group presentations require you to know how best to give them

When we are asked to give a presentation, sometimes it comes with a twist. The twist is that other people have been asked to give the same presentation at the same time. What this means for us is that we are now going to be part of a group presentation and the rules for giving … Read more

Everything Is Better When You Do It As A Group!

Group presentations require a different type of speech preparation

By now I’m pretty sure that most of us are somewhat comfortable with the concept of giving a speech by ourselves. Yes, it can be a very nerve racking thing to do, but over time we get used to the process of understanding the importance of public speaking and accepting the opportunity, creating a speech, … Read more